The Events that are: My Life

Things that go on in my life that cannot be catagorized somewhere else, sort of a catch-all

List of States by number of Professional Engineers per Capita

Apparently no one has created this list yet, so I compiled the data for the number of Professional Engineers per capita by state. Wyoming, the state with the smallest population, has the most number of Professional Engineers per capita while New York has the least.

Colorado is 17th and Washington is 18th, furthering my theory that the two states are somehow linked to each other.

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State Population Total PE PE per 1000
Wyoming 576412 6091 10.57
Delaware 917092 7300 7.96
North Dakota 699628 5073 7.25
Alaska 731449 4632 6.33
Vermont 626011 3739 5.97
New Hampshire 1320718 6374 4.83
Maine 1329192 6200 4.66
Idaho 1595728 7300 4.57
Hawaii 1392313 6123 4.40
South Dakota 833354 3585 4.30
West Virginia 1855413 7828 4.22
Kansas 2885905 11835 4.10
Nebraska 1855525 7262 3.91
Rhode Island 1050292 3987 3.80
Oregon 3899353 14744 3.78
Nevada 2758931 10163 3.68
Colorado 5187582 18661 3.60
Washington 6897012 24678 3.58
Louisiana 4601893 16000 3.48
New Mexico 2085538 7140 3.42
Mississippi 2984926 9701 3.25
Virginia 8185867 26598 3.25
Utah 2855287 9118 3.19
South Carolina 4723723 15000 3.18
Maryland 5884563 18655 3.17
Alabama1 4822023 14567 3.02
Missouri 6021988 17501 2.91
Iowa 3074186 8500 2.76
Kentucky 4380415 12043 2.75
Arkansas 2949131 8072 2.74
Oklahoma 3814820 10000 2.62
Arizona 6553255 17136 2.61
North Carolina 9752073 23099 2.37
California 38041430 90000 2.37
Tennessee 6456243 15171 2.35
Massachusetts 6646144 15588 2.35
Connecticut 3590347 8200 2.28
Ohio 11544225 26071 2.26
Michigan 9883360 21564 2.18
Pennsylvania 12763536 27839 2.18
Texas 26059203 56000 2.15
New Jersey 8864590 19000 2.14
Minnesota 5379139 11440 2.13
Georgia 9919945 19997 2.02
Florida 19317568 38750 2.01
Montana 1005141 1900 1.89
Indiana 6537334 11362 1.74
Wisconsin 5726398 8905 1.56
Illinois 12875255 19708 1.53
New York 19570261 27218 1.39

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P.S. I successfully passed the Law & Ethics Exam part of the Washington State Professional Engineering licensing process. It’s interesting because it’s an open book exam with links to the applicable RCW and WAC, so really more of a class under the guise of an exam.

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2013 Year in Cities

After missing MVP Gold by about 2000 miles last year, I started 2013 back at square one:

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I started climbing back up the points ladder again, hitting up two new states: Pennsylvania and Missouri, as well as one new country: Honduras!

  • Seattle, WA*
  • San Diego, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT*
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Solomons, MD*
  • Chicago, IL
  • Bozeman, MT*
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  • West Bay, Roatan Island, Honduras
  • La Ceiba, Honduras
  • Copan Ruinas, Honduras
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Saint Louis, MO

One or more nights were spent in each place. Those cities marked with an asterisk (*) were vis­ited mul­ti­ple times on non-con­sec­u­tive days. Roughly in order of ap­pear­ance.

Unfortunately, while I was able to secure Alaska MVP for another year, I still fell short of MVP Gold by 6,991 miles:

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…foiled again.

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2012 Year in Cities

I neglected to share my escapades for 2012, which is a shame because I flew almost about 50,000 miles, missed Alaska Airlines MVP Gold by about 2,000 miles, and rode a train!

I added four new states and a district: New York, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Alabama.

  • Billings, MT*
  • Seattle, WA*
  • New York, NY*
  • Islip, NY*
  • San Diego, CA*
  • Solomons, MD*
  • Arlington, VA*
  • Missoula, MT
  • Circle, MT
  • Portland, OR
  • Walla Walla, WA
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Bozeman, MT

Unfortunately, no international travel this year.

Rules: One or more nights were spent in each place. Those cities marked with an * were vis­ited mul­ti­ple times on non-con­sec­u­tive days. Roughly in order of ap­pear­ance.

Two nights sleeping on the road (well, actually one on a plane and the other on a train).

Here are some selected highlights:

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18.0 mm || 1/60 || f/4.0 || ISO2000 || NIKON D7000
New York, New York, United States


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60.0 mm || 1/8 || f/4.5 || ISO4000 || NIKON D7000
New York, New York, United States



4.3 mm || f/2.4 || ISO160 || iPhone 4S
Seattle, Washington, United States

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$10K for a Car?

Pretend you had up to $10K to spend on a car, which car would you purchase and why? (By which I mean, what should Rachel and I get).

Usage:

  • Daily driving to work
  • Occasional long-distance (up to 1600 miles round trip)

Requirements:

  • Dual-Climate Control
  • Seat-Warmers

Desirements:

  • Bluetooth integration
  • Toyota, Volkswagen, or Subaru

Ready, Set, Go!

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Zellman’s Whirlyball Birthday Party

Apologies are in order for this one, at some point in time I became super busy and stopped working on large sets of photos that needed to be edited. Then I started running out of space on my laptop. And then I got a new laptop. And still was running out space. And then I built a network storage device, got my photos back in order, and I’m working through the backlog.

Funny story though, I actually showed up to this event the day before it was scheduled.

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